London’s calling: outdoor dining in the capital

As summer approaches and you look to squeeze the most sunshine out of the temperamental British weather, it’s a great idea to hunt down restaurants that offer al fresco dining.

We’ve rounded up some of the best London al fresco restaurant for you. So you can sit back, relax, take advantage of the heat, and focus on what really matters – the food!


Located on Clapham Street, Café Sol is a trendy Tex-Mex experience. A heated outdoor seating area ensures that you’re free to enjoy al fresco dining all-year round. With a beer in hand and a plate of baby back ribs or avocado and halloumi salad, you can’t go wrong eating outdoors at this vibrant and charming restaurant.


If you’re searching for an authentic Italian pizzeria with a relaxed environment and outdoor seating, Da Giuá could very well be the place for you. This traditional ristorante and pizzeria offers up a rustic and elegant menu – from pan-fried Argentinian prawns to the humble and delicious margherita pizza. And don’t forget to finish it all off with a glass of red wine and a homemade Italian tiramisu.


If you’re looking for the freshest seafood to complement your Pinot Noir, Chamberlain’s is the ideal spot to engage in a spot of outdoor fun. Located in the elegant surrounds of Leadenhall Market, you’ll feel right at home as you dine on a range of fresh seasonal menu items – from smoked Scottish salmon with scrambled eggs to the roasted monkfish with red Thai curry.

Chamberlain’s takes delivery of fresh fish every single day, from just four miles away at Billingsgate Market – so you can be absolutely sure that you’re getting the freshest food as you relax in the outdoor dining area.


Sun-loving foodies are bound to jump for joy if they manage to snag a table at Rustiko Soho on Old Compton Street. Although the outdoor seating is limited, it’s worth trying to grab a table anyway as the friendly, relaxed, neighbourhood-style environment is a real treat.

Rustiko Soho serve up a range of delicious and hearty Italian food. You’re in for a tasty surprise whatever you choose, whether you opt for cocktails and Rustiko bruschetta or white wine and grilled calamari.


Download The ENTERTAINER app today and select ‘Outdoor Seating’ in the filters section to discover a whole host of al fresco experiences in London.


Amanda Rosowski
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